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A roadmap that reveals the highways, byways, ley lines and subterranean tunnels connecting rock, soul, pop, folk rock, R&B, garage, punk, funk, jazz, world music, and soundtracks from the twilight of the 1950s to the dawn of the 1970s. Larry Grogan is a DJ, writer, podcaster, collector, and the man behind Funky16Corners.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Fats Domino  My Blue Heaven   Options The Cosimo Matassa Story  Imperial  1956  MP3 
Fats Domino  I'm In Love Again   Options The Cosimo Matassa Story  Imperial  1956  MP3 
Fats Domino  Detroit City Blues   Options Here Stands Fats Domino  Imperial  1957  LP 
Fats Domino  Little School Girl   Options The Cosimo Matassa Story  Imperial  1954  MP3 
Fats Domino  If You Don't Know What Love Is   Options 45RPM Single  ABC/Paramount  1964  45 
Fats Domino  Something You Got   Options 45RPM Single  ABC/Paramount  1964  45 
Fats Domino  Why Don't You Do Right   Options Getaway With Fats Domino  ABC/Paramount  1965  LP 
Fats Domino  Lady Madonna   Options 45RPM Single  Reprise  1968  45 
Fats Domino  Lovely Rita   Options 45RPM Single  Reprise  1968  45 
Fats Domino  Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except For Me and My Monkey)   Options 45RPM Single  Reprise  1969  45 
 
Art Butler  Soul Brother   Options 45RPM Single  Epic  1967  45 
The Mohawks  The Champ   Options 45RPM Single  Philips NE  1968  45 
Memphis Black  Why Don't You Play The Organ Man   Options 45RPM Single  Ascot  1968  45 
Tony Newman  Soul Thing   Options 45RPM Single  Parrot  1968  45 
Walter Wanderley  Kee Ka Roo   Options 45RPM Single  Verve  1967  45 
Kossie Gardner  Fire   Options Pipes of Blue  Dot  1969  LP 
New London Rhythm and Blues Band  Soul Stream   Options Soul Extravaganza  Vocalion  1969  LP 
The Federalmen  Soul Serenade   Options 45RPM Single  Steady  1970  45 
Jackie Mittoo  Soul Finger   Options Jackie Mittoo In London  Coxsone  1967  LP 
Roger Coulam  Let's Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep   Options Hammond Stereo Sounds To Spoil You  Contour  1970  LP 
Odell Brown and the Organizers  Think About It   Options 45RPM Single  Cadet  1967  45 
Odell Brown and the Organizers  No More Water In the Well   Options 45RPM Single  Cadet  1967  45 
 
Biff Rose  Mama's Boy   Options The Thorn In Mrs Rose's Side  Tetragrammaton  1968  LP 
Biff Rose  Angel Tension   Options The Thorn In Mrs Rose's Side  Tetragrammaton  1968  LP 
Biff Rose  Gentle People   Options The Thorn In Mrs Rose's Side  Tetragrammaton  1968  LP 
Biff Rose  The Stars   Options The Thorn In Mrs Rose's Side  Tetragrammaton  1968  LP 
David Bowie  Fill Your Heart   Options Hunky Dory  RCA  1971  LP 
John Denver  Molly   Options Take Me To Tomorrow  RCA  1970  LP 
Pat Boone  What's Gnawing At Me   Options Departure  Tetragrammaton  1969  LP 
Biff Rose  Son In Moon   Options Children of Light  Tetragrammaton  1969  LP 
Biff Rose  Ain't No Great Day   Options Children of Light  Tetragrammaton  1969  LP 
 
Strange Cargo  She Cries Your Name   Options Hinterland  N Gram  1995  CD 
Bud Shank  Blue Jay Way   Options Magical Mystery  World Pacific  1968  LP 
The Who  Amazing Journey/Sparks   Options Tommy  Decca  1969  LP 
Spanky and Our Gang  Stardust/Coda   Options I'd Like To Get To Know You Better  Mercury  1967  LP 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 10:01pm Jeff Ash:

Testifying from the shadow of Lambeau Field!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 10:01pm Gary:

Yay!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 10:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Jeff, Gary, Flash! Good evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 10:04pm Scraps:

h’lo h’lo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Scraps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:06pm hyde:

aw, i love these Fats Imperial records
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 10:07pm northguineahills:

Preach Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 10:16pm northguineahills:

clicky-starred the episode!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:16pm Funky16Corners:

Fats sounding like a big old pimp on this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:34pm Funky16Corners:

How's that ballgame going?
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 10:40pm geezerette:

Hou 5 / LAD 0
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:40pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks, and hello Geezerette!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 10:45pm geezerette:

Hi Larry!
Your records are MUCH more interesting :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:46pm Funky16Corners:

Why, thank you! I aim to please!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 10:51pm Flash Strap:

this show has been the fire, gotta run from the comments but my ears are here for a bit. thanks, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 10:51pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks for listening!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 11:04pm Jeff Ash:

I want to go check on the ballgame, but this is an especially fine show, and I have heard many cool F16C shows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:11pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Jeff! I'm glad you're digging it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:11pm coelacanth∅:

bummer, i missed the Fats set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:12pm Funky16Corners:

Hi C! Catch it in the archive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:12pm coelacanth∅:

...i like this though. reminds me a little of Country Joe?
...hi Larry and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:13pm coelacanth∅:

i already golded the episode star Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

I think you'll dig this set. And thanks! Biff is a fave of mine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:16pm northguineahills:

Oddly, Biff is new to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:16pm doctorjazz:

Hi. I have a memory of Biff having a tune that got FM play in the 60s or 70s, but can't remember which. Like him, though, have to check out his stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

Biff is a great example of guy that did his best stuff first, and then diminished progressively as he went along. He's still around but a little unhinged.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:19pm doctorjazz:

He comes off as just this side of unhinged even then...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:20pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, but he had the guidance of great arrangers and producers. Later on, not so much. But yeah, off in his own world
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:20pm coelacanth∅:

i apologise to anyone who gets annoyed when similarities are cited in music. i can't help my mind going there! i'm a geek and music trivia entertains me!
...these Biff Rose tracks remind me of the hunky dory album too, which came later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:21pm Funky16Corners:

There's a reason for that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:21pm coelacanth∅:

haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:21pm Funky16Corners:

David was listening to a LOT of Biff at the time. And covering this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:23pm coelacanth∅:

funny.

...i decided to do a "noise-metal" version of this song a couple a years ago. i still haven't got to it though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:24pm Funky16Corners:

Fill Your Heart?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:25pm coelacanth∅:

yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:25pm Funky16Corners:

That sounds like a challenge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:25pm doctorjazz:

This is the one that got some air play, Molly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

Biff's original version is absolutely heartbreaking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:26pm coelacanth∅:

well, i didn't say i'd do a GOOD version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks again to Cal Zone, Alexander J, Kjell Y, Lee B and Pat K for pledging!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:42pm coelacanth∅:

very little on wikipedia about Mr.Rose. it does mention that Tiny Tim did fill your heart and released it first, before Biff or Bowie.
i really want to hear both Biff's and Tiny Tim's versions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:43pm Funky16Corners:

Tiny's version is cool. I'll play some more Biff on future shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:44pm coelacanth∅:

looking forward to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:45pm Funky16Corners:

That first Tiny Tim album has some nice pop stuff on it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:49pm coelacanth∅:

i have a Tiny Tim album that i haven't paid much attention to. i forget which one; but it's odd that the "tiptoe through the tulips"b/w"fill your heart" 45 never made it to our house when i was little. my older sister loved it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:50pm Funky16Corners:

I wonder is anyone ever did a book about Tiny. One of my favorite episodes of Dr Demento was him and Tiny rapping about early 20th century pop singers and songwriters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:53pm Funky16Corners:

I think we'll be running over a few minutes tonight. Not much...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

"eternal troubadour -the improbable life of Tiny Tim"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:54pm Funky16Corners:

There you go!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 11:55pm geezerette:

Elegance,Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:55pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks G!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:57pm coelacanth∅:

actually it looks like there are at least 3 books about him. i do recall, fogilly, someone on the radio talking up that particular one though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:58pm Funky16Corners:

I'll have a look around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

(probably wfmu, on the book show that used to be on...which i miss. Bronwyn C?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 11:59pm Funky16Corners:

I remember Tiny being a regular on Howard Stern's show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:01am Scraps:

Larry, what do you think about “Roast Beef”?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:02am Funky16Corners:

By who?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:02am Scraps:

Biff. Album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:02am coelacanth∅:

- and i have a still from the laugh-in show where John Wayne is on one knee, kissing Tiny Tim's gloved hand!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:03am coelacanth∅:

(i don't have the original still!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:04am Funky16Corners:

I don't have that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:04am Funky16Corners:

The latest one I have is that live at the Bitter End thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:05am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry!
good night y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:05am Scraps:

Ah. Michael Nesmith “produced” it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:05am Funky16Corners:

Really?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:06am Funky16Corners:

From 1978, is it any good?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:07am Scraps:

Yes, but some people say the songs are better live
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:07am Funky16Corners:

I'll have to look for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:07am Funky16Corners:

Nite all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:07am Scraps:

But, it is, like you say, weird
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:08am Funky16Corners:

That, I believe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/2/17 12:09am Scraps deSelby:

Melancholy
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/2/17 12:09am Funky16Corners:

There is a serious thread of melancholy running through his stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 11/3/17 9:20pm coelacanth∅:

yeah, brilliant! Thanks again
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